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Western part of the Java Sea : from Lucipara I. to Sunda Strait and Batavia



Designed to aid navigation around the western Java Sea, this map features bathymetry (sea depth), current and tide data, and is marked with shoals, reefs and other hazards. Written notes add details at specific locations (e.g. ‘heavy tide rips’).

China and the Birman Empire: with parts of Cochin-China and Siam


location_onMyanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos

The northern regions of mid-19th century Southeast Asia are included on this map of China, with the Birman Empire (Myanmar) bordered in green, Siam (Thailand) in blue, and Cochin-China (Vietnam) in yellow. Some of the larger rivers are named.

Asia / published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Thailand

This map of Asia was published by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in the mid-19th century. It includes a list of the number of people living in each Asian region, with the total population of Asia listed as 630 million.

Singapore harbours and roads with the adjacent channels



An early 19th century map of Singapore’s southern coast and islands, with bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and reefs, anchor points, and notes to aid navigation. The roads and main buildings of Singapore city are also shown.

Eastern islands or Malay archipelago


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Thailand

Brief notes printed on this 19th century map of Southeast Asia provide details about each region, including: numbers and ethnicity of the population, local or colonial rulers, crops and products, geography (corals, forests, volcanos, earthquakes).

Map of the countries between Bengal and China


location_onIndonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore

The location, size, and population (by ethnicity) of Pinang, Malacca and Singapore—the Straits Settlements—are listed, along with how/when they were acquired by Britain. The distances from Canton (China) to those cities, and to India, are also noted.

India (south part)


location_onMyanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia

The inset map on this map of India features part of mainland Southeast Asia: Pegu and the Tenasserim Provinces (Myanmar), Siam (Thailand), and the Malay Peninsula (Malaysia), with the Straits Settlements—Singapore, Malacca, Penang—highlighted in red.


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